Agricola Punica Montessu 2020


A Sardinian Sassicaia in the making……this so-called “Sardinian Sassicaia” is made by the same people who brought us the legendary Tuscan red wine: Giacomo Tachis.  An absolute cracker of a wine with really attractive soft, warm dark plummy fruit soft tannins and lovely length. Tremendous value too! I seem to be having quite the love affair with Sardinian wines at the moment.  It has 60% Carignano/10% Syrah/10% Cabernet Sauvignon/10% Cabernet Franc/10% Merlot


Agricola Punica Montessu IGT

Agricola Punica – website

Area: Sardegna/ Sardinia

Classification: Isola dei Nuraghi IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica)

Origins: Red wine from Carignano, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah grapes vinified individually from spurred cordon vines cultivated in Basso Sulcis region.

Soil Composition: Medium texture calcareous, clay and sandy soil.

Grapes: 60% Carignano – 10% Syrah – 10% Cabernet Sauvignon – 10% Cabernet F – 10% Merlot

Climate: Hot and dry in summer, temperate in winter.

Harvesting: In a normal year the grapes are harvested between the second half of September and the middle of October.

Vinification: The must is fermented with the skins at a temperature of between 25 and 30°C. It is periodically pumped over to facilitate the solubilization of the compounds present in the grapes. Malolactic fermentation confers roundness to the wine, which is then aged in French oak barrels(used) for approximately. 12 months.

Organoleptic characteristics:
Colour: deep ruby red.
Perfume: intensely fruity with a liquorice finish.
Taste: an elegant wine with a full mouth.

Vintage 2020

James Suckling 92/100

“A flavorful nose of cherries, currants, some plums, dried thyme and undergrowth. Medium body with fine tannins. Velvety and layered with a caressing texture. Well-balanced with a focused finish and excellent length. Drink or hold.”

Antonio Galloni 92/100

The 2020 Montessu is a total pleasure. Sweet violets, lavender and cloves accentuate a burst of black raspberries on the nose. This is silky and suave, with masses of ripe red and black fruits that flow across a core of brisk acidity. The 2020 maintains fabulous balance while finishing long and potent yet fresh with a hint of steeped plums that don’t quit. What a beauty.

Vintage 2019

James Suckling 92/100

A rich and dense red from Sardinia with dark berries and plums, as well as walnuts and bark. It’s full and chewy and slightly rustic. But real at the same time. Drink or hold.


Additional information

bottle | case

Bottle, case -5% DISCOUNT-6 BOTTLES

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